Summer might be over, but you can use one of your favorite beach treasures, driftwood, to create a bohemian wall hanging perfect to bring a cozy feel to your home while reminding you of the peace and serenity of the sea. Emmy and I spent some time on the beach in Seabrook this past August collecting pretty pieces of driftwood we could take home and create something out of. With some yarn and hooks, you can turn that piece of driftwood into something you can enjoy all year round, a DIY driftwood bohemian wall hanging.
- Long thin piece of driftwood
- Eye or tea cup hooks
Before yarn can be added to the driftwood, hardware must be added. It serves as the end points and will help prevent the yarn from sliding off.
Because driftwood is wood that has been very dried out, it’s slightly delicate and very lightweight. To add hanging hardware, no drill is needed. Simply screw your a hook into each end of the driftwood, leaving an inch or two from the end of the driftwood to the hook.
Cut a piece of yarn anywhere from 20-24 inches.
Your yarn pieces do not have to be the same size and will lend to a bohemian look if they vary. If you prefer streamlined, you can trim them to be so at the end.
Fold your length of yarn in half so one end makes a loop and lay it on top of your driftwood inside of one of the hooks. Run the excess twine along the wood so that it is also under your yarn.
Add Textural Yarn Layers
Cut three lengths of yarn approximately 4 feet each. Create a loop about one fourth of the way in just as you did before, and make some space on one side of the driftwood to fit it between existing pieces of yarn, close to the end, but not at the end.
Braid the three long strands together and swag them to the other side of the driftwood. Tie each end to the wood and let the ends dangle down to blend in with the rest of the hanging yarn.
Your hanging is done, and you have not only a great reminder of good times at the beach, but a beautiful textural piece of art that will create a cozy boho vibe in your home. (Or outside- mine hangs on my Fall porch, though not pictured in my tour).